Matthew S. Petersen, President Donald Trump’s seemingly know-nothing judicial nominee whose inglorious Senate mauling was viewed millions of times across social media, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the federal bench.
“Have any of you not tried a case to verdict?” seems like a strange question to be asking a panel of federal judicial nominees, but this is the standard now for Donald Trump’s chosen picks.
Brett Talley is a lawyer who has never tried a case. Brett Talley defended the “first KKK” on fan forums. Brett Talley is a ghost hunter. Brett Talley was unanimously deemed “not qualified” by the American Bar Association. Brett Talley did not disclose that he was married to a White House lawyer. Yet the Trump…
Donald Trump’s quiet reshaping of America’s courts suffered an unexpected impediment on Tuesday. After defending Trump’s uniquely unqualified judicial picks, Senator Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, appeared to reverse his position and reportedly encouraged the White House to withdraw the…
Brett Talley, an attorney President Trump nominated to a lifetime federal judgeship in Alabama, has never tried a case in a grand total of three years practicing law. But wait! There’s more. Talley, whose nomination was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday, also conveniently forgot to mention one…
Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of Brett Talley a third-year lawyer who has never tried a case. Talley, whom President Trump nominated in September, was unanimously deemed unqualified for a federal district judge appointment by the American Bar Association.
On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Barrett’s nomination had prompted severe criticism from LGBTQ and women’s advocacy groups.
Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced President Trump’s nominee to the federal bench in North Carolina, attorney Thomas Farr, whose history of defending draconian laws that seek to strip black and brown people of their voting rights, precedes him.
If Donald Trump has his way, Jeff Mateer will be one of Texas’ next federal judges. If Jeff Mateer has his way, trans people will burn in hell for all eternity.